Monthly Archives: October 2010

Home but sick!

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Why is it that I seem to get ill on vacation?

I ran to the post office and the grocery store but other than that I’ve been curled up on the sofa in front of the TV. Since I had technical difficulties with my blogging app during vacation, I thought I’d share a few more photos from our week. If anyone is interested there are lots more in my online album but let me warn you, along with some great scenery photos — there are tons of family  photos that will probably bore you to death!

Exhausted – again!

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Well it doesn’t seem to get much easier physically but I spent another full day on a Habitat built today.

I kind of have a love/not so much love relationship with volunteering to build. I love it when I’m working with someone who knows what they’re doing and they tell me what they need me to do ….when you’re working under someone who’s not very sure of what they’re doing  it’s a lot more difficult. However, I do love being a part of the process !

Habitat for Humanity

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We had the opportunity to attend a gala tonight as part of this week’s events for the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project of which Minneapolis/St Paul are one of 3 sites for the week. President Carter gave a very moving speech and stated that those of us who are fortunate enough to have the means have an obligation to help those who are less fortunate. If I could pinpoint one lesson I learned from my Dad and try to live, that would be it. Tomorrow I’ll spend the day on a construction site.

Aren’t the chocolate hammer and wrench cute??

My Forest Bricks top

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A change in plan — I ended up making more blocks since I kept cutting green bricks for variety and I decided to leave the borders off — I’ll just bind it in the brown. That puts it in the 50’s to 70’s range that I like for the majority of my donation quilts.

I struggled to get a good photo of the top – I LOVE all the greens and the look of this top in person but it’s not photographing as well as I’d like. The second photo comes closer to what it looks like in person.